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The Greater Boise area is comprised of desert, foothills, mountains, rivers, lakes, and canyons. There are a golf courses and hot springs; colleges and a ski mountain. Southern Idaho is much more than fields of potatoes? This vibrant and dynamic city offers 4 seasons and is a place that is getting recognized for all its wonderful attributes.

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This 3 bed 2 bath is one of a kind, you won't find a floor plan like it in the neighborhood. Open single level floorpan in a popular area of Caldwell. Entry way opens to a large great room w/ vaulted ceilings and in to a dream kitchen. Upgraded cabinets, backsplash, stainless appliances, a plethora of granite counter tops and 2 breakfast bars. A large dining room opens up to a backyard with a covered patio and extra concrete. Round out the house with a large master suite and 2 large extra bedrooms.
Situated in the heart of Boise's desirable Depot Bench, this beautifully updated & well-maintained midcentury bungalow features huge bedrooms, hardwood floors, modern & updated kitchen w/ample granite counter space, stainless appliances, gas range, open living & dining area w/ loads of natural light. Basement features family room, bedroom & study. Private backyard w/raised beds & chicken coops ready for spring gardening, covered patio & fire pit area. Complete w/single bay garage & separate powered shop!
Beautiful Single Level Home on a Large Corner lot with RV Parking Space!! This home has a Beautiful Kitchen, an Amazing Island with Quartz Counter-top. A Bay Window, Wood Floors, Office, Large Beautiful Deck that has been just stained, Covered side Porch, Above Ground Pool, Front Swing, Shed and Spacious Back Yard!!!! The Siding is one year old and HVAC 5 yrs old.
This home is a contemporary beauty on farmland with two 2-car garages. Inside you will find a contemporary farmhouse theme with beautiful Kitchenaid appliances upstairs, custom cabinetry throughout, floating shelves, barn doors, two huge sliding doors (one upstairs, one downstairs), large decks to sit out and enjoy the mountains without back neighbors. Downstairs features a full kitchen with whirlpool appliances, a gym, a family room, a theater room, a second laundry room, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and 3 bedrooms.
Live the Idaho dream in this beautiful home on a spacious .44 acre cul-de-sac lot! Kitchen, flooring and landscape updates abound. Main master has walk-in shower, jetted tub and dual vanities. 2nd large master is huge & has accessibility features. The backyard is made for entertaining with a large covered rear patio, wood fire pit, garden space, hot tub, & above ground salt H2O pool. Lots of room for your toys with 3-car attached garage + 2 car detached garage/shop + RV parking area. Don?t miss the 3D Tour!
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Boise Idaho Real Estate Monthly Activity Review
Febraury 2019


Home Values Overview: Boise, Eagle, Kuna, Meridian, Star

  February 2019 February 2018 % Year-Over-Year
Median Value- Existing Homes $295,000 $269,900 +9.30%
Median Value- New Homes $365,142 $360,500 +1.29%
Total Homes Sold 670 649 +3.24%
Available Inventory 2.02 Months 1.85 Months +9.19%
Days on Market 52 52 0%


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Home Values Overview: Caldwell, Middleton, Nampa

  December 2018 December 2017 % Year-Over-Year
Median Value- Existing Homes $217,000 $183,000 +18.58%
Median Value- New Homes $285,609 $223,075 +28.03%
Total Homes Sold 308 297 -3.70%
Available Inventory 2.08 Months 1.88 Months -10.64%
Days on Market 33 46 -28.26%


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Learn how prices have changed since 2005. The following charts track real estate values at the peak of the real estate market to the bottom of the market to the latest home value trends. People always want to understand the market and this is a great visual since the real estate boom.


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Ada County Idaho Home Values 2019

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Canyon County Idaho Home Values 2019, Local Real Estate Trends

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Boise Idaho Homes for Sale

Touring houses is the easiest part and the component people enjoy the most. Actually buying a home can be very complicated with legal contracts, inspections, contingencies, warranties, taxes, dues and many other hurdles every buyer and seller must accomplish to get to the signing table. In the end, fulfilling the American Dream of Home Ownership is a great reward!

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How Much House Can You Afford?
This is more impartant than most realize! You need to clearly understand how much house you can buy, what it will take to purchase the house, what financing looks like for you and know that you can confidently make an offer. Learn more


Location. Location. Location.
Get close to what you love most: hiking, biking, fishing, retail therapy or live far from it all. In real estate, Location is everything people are moving to Idaho for Lifestyle. There is more to life then a job! Did you know that 63% of Idaho is public lands?


Define the Priorities for Your Home Search
What is most important  to you and your family? What type of lifestyle do you want to have and how will where you live affect that? Do you need to live near childcare or schools? What is the proximity to work? Are you wanting to live in the foothills, along the Boise River, out in the desert or near the Snake River? Are you looking for more country or more city or something in between? 


How much land do you want and what will you do with it?
Is it something smaller with a zero-scape gardening or are you looking for acreage with livestock? Maybe somethign in between? Some communities offer patio homes or townhomes where mowing is included. Some people dream of having a large yard. Remember that a yard can take a lot of time between mowing and weed-eating the garden which may require more than you actually want to commit to year-round? As a note, land closer to Boise is more expensive and you are likely to find larger acreage parcels further away from the city.

What does your house look like?
The possibilities are vast- condominiums to farm & ranches, historical homes to brand new houses, near water or elevated panoramic mountain views. How many bedrooms and bathrooms? How many square feet? Is it a modern farmhouse, mid-century or a log cabin? One thing about finding the perfect home is that it has to resonate with you. It needs to remind you of your home or be a house that tells people who you are. Pride is a big part of the decision. It has to be a place you want to show off whether you are entertaining friends or hosting a business dinner.
Note: Many times people have to find a balance between what they want and what they can actually afford today.


Your home may not be on the market yet
The more specific your search gets, the harder it gets to find that perfect house. Sometimes, a person is looking for a specific feature, location or design element but it may not be listed for sale today. Most home searches allow you to enter any number of criteria so you can really identify what you are looking for. Depending on your situation and motivation, if you can be patient, your home may be for sale tomorrow.


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10 Tips to Buying a Home You Can Enjoy

1. If you can't stay put, don't move
If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at several years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even in a rising market. When prices are falling, it's an even worse proposition.

2. Get Your Credit and Finances aligned so you can get a loan
Since you most likely will need to get a mortgage to buy a house, you must make sure your credit history is as clean as possible. A few months before you start house hunting, get copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you discover. A mortgage professional can help with this.

3. Buy Something you can afford to enjoy
The general rule of thumb is that you should aim for a house that costs about 2½ times your annual salary.  Try Build Idaho's mortgage calculator to get a better estimate on how your income, debts, and expenses affect what you can afford.

4. Many banking institutions require 20 percent down, but others don't so you may still qualify for a loan.
There are a variety of public and private lenders who, if you qualify, offer low-interest mortgages that require a small down payment.

5. Search for homes in a good school district
In most areas, this advice applies even if you don't have school-age children. Reason: When it comes time to sell, you'll learn that strong school districts are a top priority for many home buyers, thus helping to boost property values.

6. Get a professional Real Estate Agent to help
The Internet gives buyers unprecedented access to home listings, most new buyers (and many more experienced ones) are better off using a professional agent. Look for an exclusive buyer agent, if possible, who will have your interests at heart and can help you with strategies during the bidding process.

7. Mortgage Points vs Interest Rates
When picking a mortgage, you usually have the option of paying additional points -- a portion of the interest that you pay at closing -- in exchange for a lower interest rate. If you stay in the house for a long time -- say three to five years or more -- it's usually a better deal to take the points. The lower interest rate will save you more in the long run.

8. Get pre-approved
Getting pre-approved will you save yourself the grief of looking at houses you can't afford and put you in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house. Not to be confused with pre-qualification, which is based on a cursory review of your finances, pre-approval from a lender is based on your actual income, debt and credit history.

9. Do your homework before Making an Offer
Your opening bid should be based on the sales trend of similar homes in the neighborhood. So before making it, consider sales of similar homes in the last three months. If homes have recently sold at 5 percent less than the asking price, you may consider making an offer that's about eight to 10 percent lower than what the seller is asking.

10. Home Inspection
Sure, your lender will require a home appraisal anyway. But that's just the bank's way of determining whether the house is worth the price you've agreed to pay. Separately, you should hire your own home inspector, preferably an engineer with experience in doing home surveys in the area where you are buying. His or her job will be to point out potential problems that could require costly repairs down the road.

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A Guide for First-Time Home Buyers

Pursuing the American Dream of Home Ownership is a big deal and many consider is a step into adulthood. And now millennials are joining the party—the average first-time home buyer in the U.S. is 31 years old. But before you buy, here are some things to do.

1. Assess your need

You don’t want to be buying a home just because you turned 31 or because your friends have started doing it.

2. It's a Math Question

Many people focus on the down payment when they think about buying a home. Yes, the down payment is usually a large chunk of money. But there are other upfront costs you need to think about—taxes, property insurance and closing costs for example.

3. Get Pre-Approved

In most cases, you will need government issued ID, a credit report (you can get free copies every year), a verification form from your employer, W-2 forms, federal tax returns and bank and asset statements.

4. Retail Therapy

A house is likely the largest purchase you’ll ever make, so treat it like other large purchases. That means you want to shop around as you would for a car, TV or couch.

5. Be Prepared to Walk Away

If you aren't comfortable with the purchase, you may have to leave a near-perfect house for someone else to buy.

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